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Koninkrijk der Nederlanden
Kingdom of the Netherlands
Flag of the Netherlands Coat of arms of the Netherlands
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: Je Maintiendrai
(Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold)
Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe
Location of the Netherlands
Capital Amsterdam1
52°21′N 04°52′E
Largest city Amsterdam
Official language(s) Dutch2
Government Parliamentary democracy
Constitutional monarchy
- Queen Beatrix
- Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende
Independence Eighty Years' War
- Declared July 26, 1581
- Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain)
Accession to EU March 25, 1957
Area
- Total 41,526 km² (131st)
16,033 sq mi
- Water (%) 18.41%
Population
- July 2005 est. 16,299,000 (59th)
- 2001 census 16,105,285
- Density 395/km² (15th)
1,023/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2006 estimate
- Total 625.271 billion (23rd)
- Per capita $ 30,500 (15th)
HDI (2003) 0.943 (12th) – high
Currency Euro 3 (€ EUR)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Internet TLD .nl
Calling code +31
1 The Hague is the seat of the government
2 In Friesland the Frisian language is also an official language, and Low Saxon and Limburgish are officially recognised as regional languages
3 Prior to 2001: Dutch Guilder (ƒ NLG)
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